Welcome to another installment of the Oregon Brewery Running Series PodcastInspiring Oregonians to Get Active, Have Fun, and Give Back. We host family-friendly, 5K fun runs that start and end at some of Oregon’s best breweries.


In today’s episode of the podcast, Nathan sits down for a chat with the co-owner of Portland Running Company, and co-organizer of the 2018 Portland Marathon, Dave Harkin. Dave, along with his wife Paula (of run with Paula Events), stepped in to organize this iconic race after the previous race organizers ran into some trouble (pun intended). In this episode, we talk about what runners can expect from the new and improved “PORTLANDATHON” a few of the new things with the 2018 race (like Rogue beer and HIT MACHINE at the finish line), as well as some general training tips.

Register here for the 2018 PORTLANDATHON!

Want to run a little farther with us?

We’re putting together a team to train for the Portland Half Marathon on October 7. It’s part of PORTLANDATHON weekend! Contact us and let us know if you’d like more information.

2018 Portland Marathon Ad

About Portland Running Company

Portland Running Company has a special place in my heart. When we moved to Portland in 2013, PRC was the first places I found community. For a long time, the people I ran with on a weekly basis were some of my only friends. Their group runs are a source of encouragement, excitement, and inclusive group of people who care about each other.

In addition to operating two vibrant running retail locations (800 SE Grand Ave. in Portland and 10029 SW Nimbus Ave. in Beaverton), “Dave is a dynamic speaker and coach who inspires hundreds of athletes every year through seminars for a broad range of groups and his work with Portland Fit.” His better half (and co-owner), Paula, is also the race director of Run with Paula Events. They put on four award winning races around the state each year.

If you’re in need of a new pair of running shoes, or any other gear, swing by PRC. If you’re looking for a group to run with outside of our 5K fun runs, PRC hosts group runs, seven days as week. They also lead a vibrant race team if something a bit more competitive is what you’re after. Even though Dave really hates this term, all abilities welcome! No matter your pace, if you’re motivated and want to become better, PRC is the place for you.

Want to Hear Another Running Reltated Interview?

Listen to my interviews with Liz Anjos and Gleb Velikanoc. Liz is a musician, writer, fitness model, and top-notch runner. She also coaches other runners and offers some great advice in this episode. Gleb is a serious endurance athlete who recently completed his fifth 50-mile ultramarathon. He has also thru-hiked both the Pacific Crest and Appalachian Trails. He is, Ultraman!

For even more running related insight, listen to this conversation with Greg Mitchell or Shasta Zielkie. They are both runners with the Rose city Track Club.

About Us

The Oregon Brewery Running Series is about inspiring Oregonians to Get Active, Have Fun, and Give Back. We host family-friendly, 5K fun runs that start and end at some of Oregon’s best breweries. Register for our next run here! Use promo code ‘PRC5,’ and you’ll save $5 off your entry. Our theme music, the Oregon Song, is written and performed by James Hoffman.